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PDF DOWNLOAD: How to Build a Hurdy Gurdy

"Build a Hurdy Gurdy" by Bart Brush from Mugwumps Magazine, March 1974   A note from Shane:  In researching various obscure musical instr…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

7 Feb 25
Reply by mitch jones

PHOTOS: Ed Stilley 5-String Banjo Discovered - Hidden Wind Chimes Inside!

An Ed Stilley 5-string banjo has just been discovered by musician and Stilley historian, Kelly Mulhollan of Still on the Hill.  It is one…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 Feb 24
Reply by Wade

New Ed Stilley Museum Exhibit + VIDEO - Still on the Hill play Cigar Box Nation Member's Tribute Guitar

A new museum exhibit of prophetic instrument builder, Ed Stilley has just opened at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, Arka…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Feb 22

Build The BATFINK Cigar Box Cello - Our most insane DIY instrument plans ever!

A note from Shane: When I received these plans from Ward Shrake several weeks ago, I had to double check my blood alcohol levels to make s…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

27 Feb 21
Reply by Ward Shrake

PDF Download: Build a Super Tub Bass (improved upright gutbucket bass)

Super Tub Bass by Martin Case Plays more accurately than a conventional gut bucket and enables slap bass styles, too! PDF Scan from Mugwum…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

4 Feb 10
Reply by Tom Thunder

PICS & VIDEO: Build This Simple Shovel Handle 4-String Cigar Box Guitar

This cigar box guitar article was originally posted at PoorMansGuitar.com, Shane Speal's blog of all things musical, simple and cool... He…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 Feb 9
Reply by Keith Rearick

VIDEO & PICS: Reso Bass by Jason Mills of Highwood Guitars

In our most recent feature, we explored the use of C. B. Gitty "Toaster Bucker" mini humbucking pickups for cigar box guitars.  Soon after…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

23 Feb 7
Reply by Dave B

PDF Download: Build a "Two Hour" Hammered Dulcimer

"Two Hour" Hammer Dulcimer plans by Sam Rizzetta "Even a crude dulcimer can have an attractive tone and be as easy to play as more sophist…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

12 Feb 5
Reply by Titch the Clown

PDF Download: How to Tie Fret Knots - a Traditional Way of Fretting

Fret Not: The Fret Knot is Back by Peter Hoover "An idea centuries old has returned..." PDF Scan from Mugwumps Magazine, Vol 3. No. 6, Nov…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

14 Feb 2
Reply by Kirk Bolas

Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own

God bless the writers of science magazines back in the 1960's.  Everyone wanted to be a rock star, so they found innovative ways to make th…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

23 Jan 29
Reply by Bob Stephens

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